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Seven new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service about July 1.

Seven new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service about July 1.

Wilson B. Calderon Valverde, 49, and Judith Gonzales Grados, three children, Peru Cuzco Mission; Buenos Aires Ward, Chimbote Peru Buenos Aires Stake. Brother Calderon is a counselor in the Peru Trujillo Mission and a former stake president and counselor, bishop and counselor, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Peru Arequipa Mission. Chief executive officer, CISESAC. Born in Chimbote, Peru, to Walter Gumercindo Calderon Astaiza and Aurelia Valverde Miranda Calderon.

Judith and Wilson B. Calderon
Judith and Wilson B. Calderon

Sister Calderon is a former ward Young Women and Primary president, ward Relief Society teacher, gospel doctrine teacher and ward young single adult adviser. Born in Lima, Peru, to Zenon Wilfredo Gonzales Samanamud and Alejandrina Zarela Grados Diaz Gonzales.

Kent Hazen Collins, 58, and Connie Marie Terry Collins, three children, Indiana Indianapolis Mission; Sterling Heights Ward, Bountiful Utah Orchard Stake. Brother Collins is a stake missionary preparation teacher and a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, ward Young Men president, counselor in a bishopric and missionary in the Pennsylvania Mission. Senior attorney/shareholder with Parr Brown Gee & Loveless. Born in Ogden, Utah, to William Lawrence and Donna Hazen Collins.

Kent H. and Connie T. Collins
Kent H. and Connie T. Collins

Sister Collins serves as a stake missionary preparation teacher and is a former ward Relief Society president and counselor, ward Young Women president, nursery leader and Relief Society teacher. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Eugene Fuller and Lola Beth Welsh Terry.

Ronald Woodbury Heaton, 62, and Sandra Leigh Cooper Heaton, seven children, Uruguay Montevideo West Mission; Cedar 17th Ward, Cedar City Utah West Stake. Brother Heaton serves as an emergency preparedness coordinator and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Uruguay-Paraguay Mission. President and chief executive officer, State Bank of Southern Utah. Raised in Alton, Utah; son of Gail Pershing and Esther Woodbury Heaton.

Ronald W. and Sandra C. Heaton
Ronald W. and Sandra C. Heaton

Sister Heaton serves as an emergency preparedness coordinator and is a former ward Relief Society president, counselor in stake and ward Relief Society presidencies, counselor in a Primary presidency and ward Sunday School teacher. Raised in Alberton, Mont.; daughter of Heber Farrell Green and Ruth Rosalie Holyoak Cooper.

Robert H Hicken, 63, and Patricia Ryan Hicken, six children, Mexico Mexico City East Mission; Ray Ward, Gilbert Arizona Greenfield Stake. Brother Hicken is a stake president and former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop and counselor and missionary in the West Mexican Mission. Retired vice president/general superintendent, Arizona West Contracting Corp. Born in Heber City, Utah, to Cyril Mahoney and Mazie Watson Hicken.

Robert H and Patricia R. Hicken
Robert H and Patricia R. Hicken

Sister Hicken is a counselor in the ward Relief Society presidency and a former ward Primary president, ward Relief Society president, stake Young Women camp director and ward Young Women adviser. Born in Heber City, Utah, to Allen Van and Ruby Simmons Ryan.

Eric Carrol Jackson, 65, and Mary Kaye Sheets Jackson, six children, Uganda Kampala Mission; Willow Creek 9th Ward, Sandy Utah Willow Creek Stake. Brother Jackson is the public affairs director in the Africa Southeast Area and a former counselor in a bishopric, high councilor, stake mission president and inner-city Spanish mission director. Chief executive officer, Peterbilt of Utah. Born in Hobart, Okla., to Aaron Carrol and Ruth L. Fowler Jackson.

Eric C. and M. Kaye Jackson
Eric C. and M. Kaye Jackson

Sister Jackson is an assistant public affairs director in the Africa Southeast Area and is a former assistant director in the inner-city Spanish mission, ward Young Women president and counselor, stake Young Women camp director and ward family history representative. Born in Roosevelt, Okla., to Ralph Alvin and Ana Mae Barker Sheets.

Todd S Larkin, 51, and Laura Ann Cornelius Larkin, three children, Washington Seattle Mission; Lakes Ward, Las Vegas Nevada Lakes Stake. Brother Larkin serves as a Scoutmaster and is a former stake president and counselor, bishop and counselor, high councilor and missionary in the Japan Tokyo South Mission. Division president, Ryland Homes. Born in Provo, Utah, to Larry Shirk and Marilyn Anderson Larkin.

Laura A. and Todd S Larkin
Laura A. and Todd S Larkin

Sister Larkin is a counselor in the ward Relief Society presidency and a former ward Primary president and counselor, ward Young Women president and counselor, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency and ward Young Women adviser. Born in Green Bay, Wis., to Ira Pierson Cornelius and Amelia Margaret Hawk.

Stephen James Trayner, 51, and Sandra Criddle Trayner, five children, Texas McAllen Mission; Country Crossing 1st Ward, South Jordan Utah Country Crossing Stake. Brother Trayner is a high councilor and former stake president, bishop, stake Young Men president, gospel doctrine teacher and missionary in the Mexico Veracruz Mission. Shareholder/managing partner, Strong & Hanni Law Firm. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to James Larsen Trayner and Lois Margaret Rostron Allinder.

Sandra and Stephen J. Trayner
Sandra and Stephen J. Trayner

Sister Trayner is a visiting teaching coordinator and former counselor in ward Young Women and Primary presidencies, ward Young Women adviser, ward Relief Society teacher and enrichment leader. Born in Arlington, Va., to Byron Deon Criddle and Joanne Swainston Orr.

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